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foreign troops leave afghanistan at the end of next year. president obama went to orlando today to address the national convention of disable d veteran and to begin his vacation with his family. brian mooar has more. >> reporter: before leaving on vacation president obama promised to do more work for america's disabled veterans. and he pledged those who sacrificed for this country won't lose their benefits despite washington's budget cuts. >> i believe this work is more important than ever. because this time of war that we've been in is coming to an end. >> the president hopes to have america back on a peace time footing in a year and a half. but his friday news conference showed he's fighting on a lot of political fronts. >> good afternoon, everybody, please have a seat. >> he's trying to calm the controversy over nsa surveillance. he's still battling members of congress over obama care. >> the one unifying principle in the republican party at the moment is making sure that 30 million people don't have health care. >> reporter: in martha's vineyard, president obama looking for a break fro
concerns once again. craig. >>> president obama's trying to get a little r & r today as he and the first family vacation on martha's vineyard. of course no president really gets to unplug really. he has a number of major issues on his plate. david gregory is moderator of "meet the press." david, good morning. >> hey, craig. good morning. gun control, immigration reform, grand bargain on the budget, all of those things of course are on hold right now. has the president's second-term agenda, has it already stalled out? >> it does seem to be a neutral in a couple ways. one, there are the distractions, those things the president didn't count on including the leaking of this nsa program, the series of programs he's got to defend and try to reform. you mentioned gun control, other issues. i also think he has some of these interact problems especially with issues like immigration. this is the legacy item, this is a big campaign item and it does not appear to be heading in the direction that the president would want, let alone the fact you refer to the budget and continuing to fund the governmen
the winter olympics. >>> president obama says edward snowden is not a patriot for revealing government spying programs. coming up on "this week" george stephanopoulos speaks with snowden's father about his son's asylum in russia and what it means for u.s.-russian relations. you can watch "this week" here on abc7 at 8:00. >>> for many bay area students, back-to-school time is a little more than a week away, and to make sure some low-income kids have what they need, a program in san francisco handed out several of backpacks yesterday. each was stuffed with school supplies, courtesy of local groups and businesses. the public defender's office started the program back in 2006 to help disadvantaged students. >>> the world series dreams of the belmont redwood shores little leaguers ended last night with a loss in the western regional championship game in southern california. but there are plenty of fans waiting to welcome the all stars back home as heroes. those that were not able to make it to san bernardino gathered at the high school in belmont last night to often watch the game on our sister ne
morning of summer vacation at martha's vineyard. president obama and first lady michelle obama landed at cape cod massachusetts yesterday afternoon. while the president has no official public appearances this week, he will likely be seen taking in the sights and playing golf. the visit is upsetting residents because the secret service is banning cars from a public road near the first family's rental home. >>> as we told you yesterday, before heading to cape cod the president did speak at the national conference for disabled veterans in orlando florida. he told the group it's his mission to help vetturas cover from wounds of the war. >> diagnose and treat mental health conditions like tbi and ptsd and to get it done we're moving ahead with more than $100 million in new research. >> the president added that the veterans administration is processing disability claims much faster now. he says claims in waiting fell 20% from a 600,000 case backlog just a few months ago. >>> business tycoon donald trump predicts hillary clinton will be the democratic presidential nominee in the year 2016. i
. he says that sometimes he washes the dishes and sometimes michelle obama washes the dishes. and he said " i told to ". now i'm going to have to show you and this is all i have to indeed show protection for americans. >> marty: another part of the conference was the non- relations between the united states and russia. >> studio guest: correct. i think that is a new cash flow. basically he described latimer put --described putin.. a child in the the back of the class pupping. he is still, angry and he believes that the--pouting.. still, that the russians had perhaps something to do with swoden... when he ever left hong kong. russia granted him asylum before he left china. and the president however, cancels' moscow and instead it goes to sweden. he says that they are great allies and that they work together. what that means is that julianne assange who is hiding out in the ecuador embassy you are going to go to sweden. maybe... >> marty: you mentioned that hillary clinton is going to be in san francisco tomorrow to get an award. do you think the issue's going to run? >> grant:. she is
served on the obama administration for four years. now back in stanford he face as few challenge, leading young minds in the world of physics. >> young people have a natural curiosity and want to learn new things. i, too, want to do that. >> dr. chu was the first energy secretary with a science background. he knew who to tap for ideas and what projects to bring to the table. most of those ideas have been successful but one was not. solyndra was a growing company building solar panels. many, including those in the government, thought it will be a huge success and they received millions of dollars from the u.s. government. but they eventually filed for bankruptcy. it was a big lesson for chu. >> we have to watch as you go and disburse loans like a hawk going forward. >> he will continue to find ways to try to change public opinion on global warming, which he says will have huge financial implications. >> this cost a lot of money. it cost a lot of money in financial losses, it cost a lot -- it cost a lot in terms of permanent losses and suffering. >> he is also optimistic about the future of
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